VISITORS to Wrexham Maelor Hospital now face limits on how long they can park, as parking charges are removed.
As of last Friday, July 25, visitors cannot park for longer than two hours, or three hours if they display a valid Blue Badge permit, unless they have evidence of being on hospital business.
The time limit is intended to deter people who park in the Wrexham Maelor car parks but who do not have business at the hospital.
Drivers will need to collect a ticket from a machine in the car park, displaying the time at which they parked.
Any drivers breaking the time limit will be issued with penalty notices, with charges of £70 for infringements, reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.
Patients or other visitors on hospital business will be able to have the penalty notice cancelled either directly by the car park staff or through the ward or department they were visiting.
Miles Timperley, hospital estates manager, said: “We want to make sure patients can still enjoy the much easier access to parking spaces since charges were brought in.
“To do this we will enforce the parking regulations rigorously and make sure people are not using the hospital as a free, longstay car park while they are at work or go shopping.
“As before, the golden rules are to make sure you display a parking ticket and, if you are delayed in the hospital and a penalty has been imposed, contact a member of the car parking staff for help.”